Columbia Global Centers | Turkey in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Location: 
Sıraselviler Caddesi No: 49 Yeni Hayat Apt. Kat 2 Daire 5 , Istanbul

With its headquarters in Istanbul, Columbia Global Centers | Turkey serves as a hub for programs and initiatives throughout Turkey. As an outpost of Columbia, not only will the Center contribute to the academic and research environment of Turkey across a variety of fields, but it will also allow members of the Columbia community to increase their knowledge and explore academic opportunities within Turkey. The Center will collaborate closely with local universities, non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions. Columbia Global Centers | Turkey was launched in November 2011 and became fully operational in January 2012.

 
The Center is governed by a board of directors of Columbia University senior administrators, and receives guidance from a university-wide Faculty Steering Committee. An Advisory Board composed of prominent academics, public figures, and business leaders also provides oversight and ongoing leadership and counsel regarding the Center’s activities. 

 

Turkey in Istanbul Project

Global Free Press in Istanbul

One of the themes the Centers will be working on is how to create the best possible conditions for press freedom all over the world. This is an area of particular interest for both the Centers and the School of Journalism at Columbia. It is an enormous project, and in Istanbul as part of the center’s official launch, we propose to take on one defined aspect of it. This event is supported by The Saul and Janice Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues at the Graduate School of Journalism.

 

Video

Turkey's Paths to the Future (Introduction)

Moderator: Ipek Cem Taha '93SIPA, '93BUS,  Director,  Columbia Global Centers | Turkey (highlights version)  (full-length version)
Panelists: 
  • Ali Aslan '00JRN,'01SIPA, Host of the international talk show "Quadriga" on Deutsche Welle TV and former policy and media advisor to the German Federal Government
  • Vuslat Doğan Sabancı '96SIPA, Chairwoman of the Board of the Hürr¡yet Publishing and Printing Company
  • Nazlı Gönensay Akbaygil '94GSAPP, Principal and Owner, 212 Architecture
  • Emre Kurttepeli '90SEAS, Founder and Chairman of Mynet Group and Internet investor
(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger '79CC, '82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)
A Columbia conversation at Çirağan Palace Kempinsk, May 26, 2012, co-sponsored by the Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and the Columbia Alumni Association. (extended versions available)

A Look at Columbia Global Centers | Turkey with Center Director Ipek Cem Taha '93 SIPA, '93 BUS

(Credits: Producer, Director - Joe Turner Lin '96CC '04SOA, Outside the Frame; Exec. Producer - Jerry Kisslinger ‘79CC, ‘82GSAS, Chief Creative Officer, Columbia University Office of Alumni and Development)

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Events Calendars

Turkey | Istanbul

Columbia Global Centers

Africa | Nairobi

East Asia | Beijing

Europe | Paris

Latin America | Rio de Janeiro

Latin America | Santiago

Middle East | Amman

South Asia | Mumbai

Video

Watch this video of the Ottoman Classical Music Conversation with Necati Çelik, of the State Classical Music Ensemble, and Celaleddin Çelik, held at Columbia Global Centers | Turkey and co-sponsored by Columbia Alumni Association (length 58:51). Watch full-size version here